Today, trucking industry officials expressed their congratulations to New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Ray Martinez on his nomination to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
“Mr. Martinez is well-known to our industry from his work in New Jersey and New York, and exudes the kind of professionalism, integrity and focus on safety that FMCSA needs,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “On behalf of ATA, I congratulate him on his nomination, and urge the Senate to quickly confirm him so we can begin working together on important highway safety issues.”
“As Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Mr. Martinez quickly earned a reputation for being hands-on and willing to work with the trucking industry to solve problems,” said New Jersey Motor Truck Association Executive Director Gail Toth. “Martinez brings with him the experience of leading the motor vehicle agencies of both New York and New Jersey – the ‘International Gateway to the Northeast’ and his insight and experience will be an asset to the FMCSA. We look forward to working with him on a host of issues impacting the trucking industry.”
Prior to his time at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, Martinez was Commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
“As the NYSDMV Commissioner, Ray Martinez proved to be a fair regulator, working to continually improve the safety of the trucking industry without implementing unnecessary or burdensome regulations,” said Kendra Hems, president of the Trucking Association of New York. “He always made the safety of the motoring public his top priority, and I am confident that he will continue that focus as the FMCSA Administrator. I encourage the Senate to confirm his nomination and look forward to working with him in his new role.”
See the full statement online.